Lesson 4 The Spring City
When we think of spring,
we think of a season of fine,warm weather and clear,fresh air.
We think of new life,green plants and budding trees all around us.
Everyone longs for spring.
Spring is a short season in many places around the world.
But in my hometown, it feels like spring nearly all year round.
The weather here is neither too hot nor too cold.
The average winter temperature is 15℃.
In summer it never gets too hot.
The average temperature is 24℃.
The city gets about 1 000 millimetres of rain every year.
There’s plenty of sunshine too,
with about 2250 hours of sunshine every year.
Because of the spring-like weather,
you can find hundreds of beautiful flowers and trees anytime of the year，
Can you guess my hometown?
Yes,it’s Kunming-“the Spring City”.
Let’s do it!
2.Listen to people talking about their hometown and match the names with the sentences.
Susan: Hi, I’m Susan. In my hometown, the spring is warm and wet. It begins in November.
Mike: My name is Mike. I’m from India. In my hometown, people celebrate the Festival of Colours to greet the coming of spring.
Zhang Jing: Hi, my name is Zhang Jing. I come from Yunnan. The weather in my hometown is neither too hot nor too cold. The average spring temperature is 20℃.
Tom: I’m Tom. I live in France. Spring begins in April and ends in June. The temperature is between 4℃ and 15℃.
Dong Chao: I’m Dong Chao from Heilongjiang. Spring is very cold in my hometown. The average temperature is 5℃.